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Healthcare and Internet of Things Security

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Articles | by

There are now more things connected to the Internet than people on the planet, and the number is growing rapidly: within five years, according to Strategy Analytics, there will be four devices for every person. The Internet that once consisted of only computers, smartphones and tablets, now includes connected blood pressure monitors, smoke detectors and washing machines. Experts predict this trend will only continue, doubling the number of devices over the next five years. That’s a tremendous number of devices, generating a tremendous amount of data.
Where will all this data go? How will individuals and service providers protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive information generated by the Internet of Things (IoT)? What about when that data includes personal health information? The staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tackled these questions in a workshop and released its findings in a report entitled, Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World.

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Published 5/28/2015 on SearchSecurity.com

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